Smaller XB1 at E3, Much More Powerful XB1 in 2017

May 25, 2016 - 10:34 PM - by garyopa
The 'Xbox One-Two' will be more than four times as powerful as the Xbox One!

Industry Insider Sources claim that Microsoft is going unveil a much smaller and cheaper Xbox One at E3'16 and then in 2017 they going to be launching a super-duper much upgraded and more powerful XB1

One of the biggest complaints about the Xbox One besides the low framerate, is that well its super-huge in size, when it was first announced people jokely compared to the size of old VCR deck, and its basically is, but now we are getting reports that Microsoft is busy fixing both of those problems, first by launching a cheaper and smaller Xbox One as early as August 2016, with a big unveiling at the next E3 event in few weeks, then sometime in 2017 launching the Xbox Scorpio, which will be like the PS4K-NEO, in the fact it will handle 4K video, and also handle VR using a partnership with the Oculus Rift device, but unlike Sony it will not be stepping-stone upgrade, instead it will be 4 times more powerful then the current Xbox One with it able to output as much as 6 teraflops as shown below:

Microsoft has two new Xbox consoles on the horizon, according to reports on Kotaku that Polygon has corroborated with its own sources. Those sources also told Polygon that one of those new consoles will be over four times more powerful than the current Xbox One and that the announcement at E3 was triggered by, among other things, a faster-than-expected timeline for Sony's own upgraded PlayStation 4. The other console, a slimmed-down version of the current hardware, will also be getting a redesigned controller.

The latter is scheduled to be revealed at E3 or at an event shortly before, as plans are currently in discussion. Tom Warren at Polygon sister site The Verge reports that the console will be "40 percent smaller than the current model and will likely include 4K support," which will be for video content specifically, though the existing Xbox One models include scaling hardware to output games at various resolutions. Our sources also confirm that this will be the smallest Xbox ever made.

Current plans have the smaller Xbox One scheduled for release this August. Pricing for the system has not been finalized.

The other console, codenamed Scorpio, is unlikely to be released until late 2017, according to Polygon's sources. It will likely be announced in the next month, though plans are somewhat in flux. Like the all-but-confirmed PS4 "Neo," Scorpio represents an evolution of console generations, one that straddles the line somewhat between an entirely new installment of the Xbox platform and a continuation of the existing Xbox One.

Power is a primary concern for Microsoft with Scorpio. The PS4 has remained a constant leader over the Xbox One in this respect, with games on the platform usually running at higher resolution and a higher framerate on the PS4 than their Xbox One counterparts. Microsoft is determined to end this narrative.

The Xbox One is believed to operate a peak target of 1.32 teraflops, compared to the 1.84 teraflop performance numbers attributed to the PS4. Meanwhile, per documents secured by Giant Bomb's Austin Walker - and corroborated by our sources - the PlayStation 4 "Neo," at approximately 2.25 times more powerful than the PS4, is likely to have a peak performance number of 4.14 teraflops.

The current performance target for Microsoft's Scorpio is approximately 6 teraflops.

Previous reports and documentation for Sony's new console have suggested that PS4 games will work on both its current iteration of the system and the Neo, and our sources indicate this is also the case with Scorpio. Kotaku also reports that Scorpio will be "technically capable of supporting the Oculus Rift." Polygon's sources verified that while Scorpio will be technically capable of supporting the Oculus Rift, Microsoft's relationship with the virtual reality headset maker hasn't changed since it was announced last summer.

Microsoft originally had no plans to announce Scorpio in 2016, preferring to wait until next year, possibly at its own event prior to E3 2017. This would be in keeping with the company's existing precedent for new hardware launches. This was timed to combat expected plans by Sony to announce and launch the Neo in 2017. However, after GDC, evidence industry-wide has indicated that Sony's timetable for the Neo either has
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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

May 23, 2016 - 4:21 PM - by garyopa
Nordic Games to publish the retail version of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition on Steam

If you appreciate the beautiful art in Ori and the Blind Forest as much as I do, then this may be a no-brainer purchase if you still like to collect special boxed copies of games.

I bet it would look really nice with that vinyl that's hitting the streets too. Read on for the rest of the news!

Nordic Games partners up with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios to bring the Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to retail. The publisher will offer two editions - Standard and Limited Edition - which will both release on June 14, 2016.

"My colleagues and I at Nordic Games were Ori fans from the very beginning", said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at Nordic Games. "There is a fundamental connection with platformers in our team. Combine this with the unique art style, the gripping atmosphere, and the immaculate gameplay of Ori and the Blind Forest, and you'll see our team drooling all over this amazing game. In more formal words: We are more than happy to work together with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios and publish this gem of a game in its PC retail version and give it the physical representation it deserves."
"Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we've received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we're extremely pleased to finally make everyone's wish come true," said Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios. "We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we've put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition. We can't wait to finally see Ori and the Blind Forest on shelves and we once again want to thank all of our fans and everyone who supported Moon and Ori over the last few years - we're deeply humbled and appreciative, thank you so much!"
The Standard retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 19.99 and includes:

  • Premium Packaging
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • A3 Poster

The Limited retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 29.99 and includes:

  • Steelbox
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • Audio-CD OST
  • 2 Postcards
  • 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters

And for those who enjoy playing Ori on Xbox One, Microsoft will - in partnership with stores across the US - release the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox One on June 14, 2016 for $19.99.

What's new about the Definitive Edition?

  • Packed with new and additional content: new areas, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more!
  • Discover Naru's past in two brand new environments
  • Master two powerful new abilities - Dash and Light Burst
  • Find new secret areas and explore Nibel faster by teleporting between Spirit Wells

About Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a must-play, award-winning franchise that tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens more features, Ori and the Blind Forest explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.
So what do you think will you been switching from the digital version to 'retail' package now that it is available for both PC & XB1?

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GTA Online Capture Week (May 20 - 26)

May 20, 2016 - 1:28 PM - by garyopa
Double GTA$ & RP Capture Bonuses, Unlockable 'Meltdown' In-Game Tee, Discounts and More

Rockstar is happy to announce 'Capture Week' in GTA Online. Players can enjoy 'Capture Jobs' this weekend and earn double GTA$ to spend on a huge range of discounted items in GTA Online all this week.

Well its the long weekend ahead of us, with Memorial Day, and basically the first official start of our Summer Break, so why not start it off right with a big bang in playing GTA Online during 'Capture Week' and get big discounts and more, including cut-rate Gold Luxor Deluxe and Kurumas (both standard and armored) and select car mods, ammo and clothing. Discounts extend through Thursday, May 26th along with Double RP for Captures as well.


Players can earn Double GTA$ and RP all weekend long for playing any Capture Job in GTA Online (including Rockstar-created, Rockstar Verified, and all player-created variations). Beyond that, there are Double RP bonuses for all these Captures starting today and lasting all week long. To make it as easy as possible for players to get to snatching bags and vehicles, players can launch the curated Capture Playlists below directly from GTAV boot screens:

  • Double GTA$ & RP Playlist - 16 players

Friday May 20th through to Sunday May 22nd
(GTA: All Abhorred, Contend: Townhall Trinity, Raid: Wargames)

  • Double RP Playlist - 8 players

Monday May 23rd through to Thursday May 26th
(Contend: Condo-monium, GTA: Grab a Cab, Hold: Freight Fight)


Players can simply log in to GTA Online at any point this week to unlock an exclusive in-game t-shirt for the Solomon Richards' box office hit 'Meltdown'. This t-shirt is only available as part of Capture Week, so don't miss out.


Players can fly the skies in lavish opulence, knowing full well that their luxury aircraft came at a not-so-luxury price. The Gold Luxor will be available to keep for half the cost of its retail value.


Lightning quick, handles like a dream, and with the addition of hood-to-trunk armor plating, the Kuruma comes built to last. Visit Southern San Andreas Super Autos (make sure you've completed the Fleeca Job Heist first) for a cool 50% discount off this coveted car all this week. Both the Stock and Armored Kuruma are available with this discount, making invading or evading the opposing side a bit easier when grabbing the prize.


With 50% off Engine upgrades, Turbo mods and Brakes your getaway driver will thank you for taking full advantage.


Players can capitalize the 50% off discount on Clothing from GTA Online: Heists and up to 50% off on Heists Outfits. Grab the Coveralls at half-off, and shop the full range of clothing.


Stock up on incendiaries from Ammu-Nation this week including Grenades, Sticky Bombs, Proximity Mines and Rockets.
So what you think are you going to stay indoors this Memorial Day long weekend and play GTA Online to rack up some more GTA$, or are you going outside to play in the first heatwave of the upcoming summer months, or maybe (what was that thing called, before video games), oh'yeah CAMPING and FISHING with the family, something that is rare treat to see unless the National Park has open WiFi signal so we can stay 'online' Tweeting about the fish we no longer fish for, and how we are missing our video games at home!
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DosBox running on Xbox One

May 19, 2016 - 11:24 PM - by garyopa
Sources to be published in the coming days by the author!

A Video on youtube is showing DosBox running on the XBox One. This is impressive and is not runnning on a hack.

Recently, the Xbox One was updated with a feature that allows anyone to 'Develop' apps/games for it, using the UWP interface, and even tho its very limited in the sandbox, someone been able to figure out a way to get 'DosBox' running on it, allowing them to get their Xbox One to boot-up Windows '95 and play the first version of Duke Nuk'em the video game, all tho the framerate a bit slow for now!

Developer vcfan has not released any binary at this point. Nevertheless, this looks pretty cool, despite the awful framerate. The Author says this can be improved though. Vcfan says: "Its slow for now because it's only using the cpu interpreter. The dynarec still needs work since it produces crashes on 64bit, but it flies with it."

In the video, we can see the developer running Windows 95, Duke Nukem 3D, and a tiny bit of an SNES emulator (but no SNES games).

That's pretty cool, and it would be interesting to see where this goes. This could quickly make the Xbox One a more interesting platform for enthusiast devs than the PS4.

In some of the youtube comments, vcfan has promised he will publish the sources in the days to come, so stay tuned.
So this is one story we going to follow for sure, as it seems the UWP mode on the Xbox One, might just open up some neat doors!

NEWS SOURCE: DosBox running on Xbox One (via) Wololo
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The Technomancer: Companions Trailer

May 19, 2016 - 2:31 PM - by garyopa
Mars may be a harsh and desolate planet but that doesn't mean you need to brave it alone.

Check out the just released 'Companions' Trailer for Bound By Flame dev Spiders' upcoming console + PC RPG, The Technomancer, to see who will be joining you on your adventures across the red planet.

Coming up soon on June 28th, will be hot new release of The Technomancer, an Sci-Fi RPG for both consoles and PC, and today we got for you the latest Companions Trailer which shows that there is strength in numbers.

The Technomancer, the sci-fi RPG set on Mars, releases on June 28 and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A few days ago the Gameplay Trailer unveiled deep RPG mechanics - character evolution, dynamic combat, crafting, equipment customization, multiple ways to solve quests - as well as a captivating story where all your choices will have a direct impact on the destiny of Mars.

Today, the Companions Trailer unveils how all these gameplay mechanics are enriched by the interactions and relationships you will create with the companions who will follow you in your journey through the Red Planet.
Each companion has his own story. Get to know them because some will join out of loyalty, others out of mere opportunity... or as a result of a chain of unfortunate events. When you are out there, exploring or fighting, you may select up to 2 companions in your party to come with you. Choose carefully, as they all have their own unique fighting styles that should complement your own, including special talents useful for utility, such as crafting, knowledge in science, or lockpicking. Picking one companion over another thus has a significant impact on the way you play The Technomancer, as well as there is an impact on the story you are living.

Your companions all have their agenda or preoccupations. They regularly ask you for help or for favors. Should you decide to accept their requests, you will trigger a special series of missions that let you learn more about their past. These quests follow their unique scenario that enriches the main story. Completing these side quests will add numerous hours of gameplay, and will improve your relationship with your companions...

Your companions level up alongside you. Each one gets his own inventory from where you can modify their gear at any time. Equip them with new weapons and armour that you can upgrade with your crafting talents. Make sure to provide them with the best equipment, you will drastically increase their survivability and lethality. And, you can also make sure they look appropriately badass as they run with you around the deadly place that is Mars.

Each of your companions has his/her own behavior, opinions, and moral code. If you act too much against their beliefs, they might get so upset that they would go so far as to leave your group. On the contrary, shine and prove worthy of their trust, and you'll nurture friendships... or even romances. All your decisions will have irreversible consequences on Mars and its inhabitants!

This is perfectly illustrated in today's 3 minute-long Companions Trailer!

Forge the destiny of Mars in this epic sci-fi RPG, available June 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Spiders studio is back with The Technomancer, a sci-fi RPG for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC set on Mars during the War of Water, where an aspiring Technomancer faces a myriad of questions as his future grows threatened by the secrets of his past.

Technomancers are "mage-warriors", who harness, thanks to an innate talent, destructive electrical-based powers, amplified by their cybernetic implants. Both respected and feared by all, they are fearsome warriors trained from a young age to fight. You are one of them, about to finally pass your initiation rite to become a fully-fledged Technomancer.

An RPG, The Technomancer will offer players action-oriented combat gameplay along four different skill trees, focusing on 3 different fi ghting styles and the destructive electric-focused powers of the Technomancers. But all situations aren't necessarily to be dealt with brute strength, with dynamic conversation dialogue playing a deep role in quests, changing the story depending on the decisions you make. Craft equipment, weapons and armor for yourself and for the companions you'll recruit along your adventure, nurturing relationships with them.
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GTA Online Combat Week (May 13 - 19)

May 13, 2016 - 8:49 PM - by garyopa
Warstock & Merryweather Discounts, Double GTA$ & RP Bonuses PLUS 3 New In and Out Maps

For 1 week enjoy widespread double RP and bonus GTA$ from the new In & Out Adversary mode (featuring 3 new maps) daily playlists and ALL Deathmatches, Captures, Last Team Standing and Adversary modes.

Its another new week, and time for another new GTA week of enjoyment and fun, with double points, new maps, and much more!

For the next seven days it's Combat Week in GTA Online, featuring big discounts on heavy artillery and military vehicles from Warstock. The fine people at Merryweather & Ammu-nation are also contributing to the carnage with sales on all their goods and services. Should you be a little light on cash or RP, there's Double GTA$ & RP available for playing In and Out (including 3 brand new maps just released today to try out) and Double RP on plenty more modes besides.


Whether your vehicle collection is missing an HVY Insurgent (Armed), Mammoth Hyda or the humble Zirconium Journey - now's the time to put the jewel in your garage's crown with 25% discounts on all Warstock vehicles. This includes the Turreted Limo, Buckingham Valkyrie and, of course, the Rhino - perfect for protecting yourself and your loved ones during Combat Week. Order these brutish vehicles from the Warstock Cache & Carry website, accessible via your in-game iFruit.


Call on Merryweather for a few reinforcements, some emergency Ammo or a quick escape vehicle this week with prices for all of their services slashed by half. This includes Pickups via sea and air, Backup from a Helicopter or Mercenaries and targeted Ammo Drops and Airstrikes.


  • All Rifles - 25%
  • All Snipers - 25%
  • All Projectiles - 25%
  • All Ammo - 25%
  • Body Armor - 50%


For those enjoying the challenge of deftly wresting contraband away from trigger-ready Defenders, or from the daring runs required to retrieve them as Attackers, you can earn Double GTA$ & RP while playing In and Out all this week. This includes the three brand new maps that just launched today, and applies to the mode no matter where you're playing it - whether in your own Playlist, the Rockstar Created Playlist launchable from the GTAV boot screens till Sunday, or simply as a one-off invite from a friend or foe.


In addition to the bonuses available in In & Out, there's also Double RP to be gained across ALL Deathmatches, Last Team Standing, Captures and Adversary Modes in GTA Online. Whatever form of combat you prefer getting stuck into, play it safe in the knowledge you'll be raising your rank on the double.


For even more Double GTA$ opportunities and to quickly dive right into gameplay, load up the daily Playlists from the GTAV boot screens featuring a variety of Adversary Modes. Today through the weekend, the Playlist will feature the new In and Out maps, and Monday through Thursday will be a selection of combat-heavy modes befitting this week's theme. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for reminders of the Playlist schedule, so that you don't miss out:

  • Friday May 13th through to Sunday May 15th - brand new In and Out IV, V and VI maps
  • Monday May 16th through to Tuesday May 17th - Cross The Line I, Come Out To Play V and Till Death Do Us Part II
  • Wednesday May 18th through to Thursday May 19th - Extraction V, Beast vs Slasher IV and Siege Mentality I

The number of maps on which to play In and Out doubles today in GTA Online, taking the Capture-style team play into brand new territory at the Grand Senora Desert, Los Santos International Airport and at Dignity Village. To see these maps painted red live in action, tune in today at 5pm ET on Twitch or YouTube for the Official Rockstar Games Live Stream with special guest Twitch streamer King Nappy and his friends from the GGG stream team, joining Rockstar to play through all three new maps and much more with
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood & Wine Developer Diary

May 12, 2016 - 2:24 PM - by garyopa
Blood and Wine releases May 31st, 2016. -- Visit to purchase Blood and Wine.

Listen to CD PROJEKT RED team members talk about the final Witcher expansion pack and learn more about Geralt's final mission Blood and Wine's new features and the new open world location of Toussaint

The last expansion pack is almost here for the very popular Witcher 3 game and today we have the latest video from the developers where they discuss all the fun they had in making Blood & Wine for you to enjoy when it comes out later on this month on May 31st.

Blood and Wine can be bought as part of the Expansion Pass, which also contains Hearts of Stone -- the first expansion to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The limited box edition of Blood and Wine contains physical versions of the Northern Realms and Nilfgaard Gwent decks. Gamers who pre-ordered the Expansion Pass digitally can obtain the limited edition decks by visiting
So what do you think so far about the Witcher 3 game have you been enjoying it so far and are you upset this is the last pack for it?

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Survive the ‘Sun Eclipse’ in Dying Light

May 11, 2016 - 1:57 PM - by garyopa
Second Community Bounty Announced

Today Techland the game developers behind Dying Light, have announced its second Community Bounty for Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition. See all the details below along with a new trailer!

Since the first community bounty was so successful, causing milllions of more zombies kills then needed over the 3 day event, the developers behind the very popular Dying Light video game have decided to offer up a second community bounty so starting on Friday, May 13th you can join in with the thousands of others in the crowd-sourcing event and see if you can help reach the goals needed to unleash a ton of more fun in the new upcoming expansion pack for the very bloody and violence zombie-killing action-packed game.

This weekend (May 13th - 15th, 2016), all Dying Light players can team up to try to collectively kill 2 500 000 Volatiles - the game's most fearsome enemies that appear only at night. Reaching the group goal within the time limit will award an exclusive outfit for Kyle Crane in the game. All participants will also get a special weapon docket just for taking part.

"We wanted to give players more opportunities to kill Volatiles" - explains Producer, Tymon Smektała. - "We're making the night in the game twice as long during the event, so it's easier to reach the goal. It might be harder to survive, though!"
Fans can track the cumulative score live at The website features a countdown timer to the beginning of the event and a live community score counter. Only participating players will be eligible for the rewards. The event runs from May 13th, 12 PM to May 15th, 10 PM (Pacific Time). All players across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can take part. In the first community bounty, participants tripled the goal by smashing 18 166 973 zombies with their in-game buggies.
So what do you think, are you going to join in for some hard-core killing action, and remember if you get caught playing the game by your parents, remember to tell them its just zombies, not like I learning to be a violent serial killer of real humans when I grow up!

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GTA Online: New Updates Coming Soon

May 10, 2016 - 1:59 PM - by garyopa
Rockstar in their continuing efforts to update and evolve the world of GTA Online, are introducing the first information on the new feature-rich updates that are coming in the weeks and months to come

Players can create their own insane stunt courses all over Los Santos and Blaine County

Rockstar sent us a PR yesterday, detailing all the new features that will be coming out soon for GTA Online over the coming weeks.

In the stealing and dealing successor to Executives and Other Criminals, players can embark on further adventures in finance and felony as their Organization enters the lucrative and dangerous world of contraband trafficking. Players will be working with their team from a selection of big new properties that serve as both their headquarters for Organization and warehouse for merchandise. Players can manage their inventory directly from HQ, arranging to buy and sell anything from jewels to narcotics to medical supplies from a range of nefarious suppliers. Players should expect the unexpected as they head out with their team to make each pickup. Keep stock in mint condition to maintain value and sell at a profit - and watch for raids on warehouses between shipments!

Plot special cargo movement from Organization's headquarters.

Cunning stunts: Expect a slew of new stunt-ready vehicles and gear - and the inspired Creator scene will be getting a vast new set of props for an evolution of stunting, racing and trials-style creations and other gameplay.


Look for other additional updates to arrive including more fun new Adversary Modes. There are new locations coming for the recently released In and Out - where a group of Attackers must smash and grab their way to steal coveted packages from Defenders who are outnumbered, but far from outgunned. And stay tuned for info on other fun competitive team-based modes to come.

A Defender lying in wait for a pair of Attackers in In and Out Mode.


You may also have noticed some of our recent in-game specials and bonuses such as the Versus Missions Week and Contact Missions Week - with opportunities to get coveted vehicles, weapons and other items on sale, and reap bonus RP and GTA$. Be on the lookout for regularly occurring event weeks like this that will highlight a wide variety of different game content including both recently released and fan-favorite modes, missions and classic content. Keep an eye out for Double RP Playlists, chances for bonus GTA$, big discounts on vehicles, properties and lots more happening regularly.
So loyal GTA Online fans, you have alot to look forward to over the coming months with GTA as you wait forever for GTA 6 to be announced, which again more rumors are pointing to it being delayed until the world of GTA Online starts to slow down at some point.
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Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer

May 07, 2016 - 11:37 AM - by garyopa
Battlefield 1 will be available from Oct 21st, 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Discover classic Battlefield gameplay with epic multiplayer and an adventure-filled campaign. Experience the Dawn of All-Out War, Only in Battlefield 1.

Well its finally here the trailer you all been waiting for the next Battlefield, and instead of being #5, its flashing back in time to World War One, going back in more then the first Battlefield that everyone enjoyed the famous 1942 edition, and reliving the horror of WW1 in full breath-taking high-def action that only the Frostbite Engine can bring you on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but those with EA Access will get to play BF1 early on their Xbox One consoles.

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